• Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: May 22, 2007
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 57
  2. Negative: 13 out of 57

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  1. NatashaG
    Jun 7, 2007
    5
    i love the album......especially the song......the bird and the worm.......very cool song
  2. justing
    Jun 15, 2007
    4
    pretty disappointed with this album. i've really enjoyed listening to most of their music, at least the harder stuff and this album just didn't have that flare that has kept me listening to them. even the slower, more melodramatic songs still lacked the feeling of similarly produced tracks on their self titled album like 'on my own' or 'pieces mended'. just pretty disappointed with this album. i've really enjoyed listening to most of their music, at least the harder stuff and this album just didn't have that flare that has kept me listening to them. even the slower, more melodramatic songs still lacked the feeling of similarly produced tracks on their self titled album like 'on my own' or 'pieces mended'. just don't really like this one. please for the love of god return to your original glory. Expand
  3. AaronG
    Jul 24, 2007
    6
    I would give this a 6.5 if I could. This cd is alright. I was hoping for more though. The Used always seem to bounce around extremes on their records (Maybe Memories/On My Own, Sound Effects and Overdramatics/Yesterdays Feelings) and its no different here. On the past two cd's I enjoyed the slower songs, especially on the first CD. Because while they were slower they still had a I would give this a 6.5 if I could. This cd is alright. I was hoping for more though. The Used always seem to bounce around extremes on their records (Maybe Memories/On My Own, Sound Effects and Overdramatics/Yesterdays Feelings) and its no different here. On the past two cd's I enjoyed the slower songs, especially on the first CD. Because while they were slower they still had a rockin' bridge or chorus (Greener with the Scenery), not the case on this CD. As far as slow songs go With Me Tonight is OK. Nothing more. Find a Way is cheesy and Smother Me is full of sappy love lyrics. The hardest (and best) song on Lies for the Liars is Wake the Dead and it could be one of their best songs on any their cd's. Paralyzed has one of the catchiest choruses they have written and Pretty Handsome Awkward has an awesome riff. The bridge in the Ripper is also real good with lots of screaming. If that's one thing I miss is Bert screaming, there just isn't enough of it. I would say the worst thing about this CD though are the lyrics. Liar Liar, Smother Me, Find a Way are the worst of them. Expand
  4. J-tan
    Jan 23, 2008
    5
    I want my 7 euros back. Its hard to listen, it makes me f**king angry, I'm not sure why.
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. After a while, the surfeit of ideas starts to sound like a lack. But the choruses are as effective as ever.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    There's no denying the galvanic power of singer Bert McCracken's blowtorch vocals. [25 May 2007, p.84]
  3. Even if Lies for the Liars has the appearance of a crossover album, a la The Black Parade, it doesn't have the substance.